Elvin's very first political campaign was his "Coming Out" campaign, named thus because it required advanced strategic planning, coalition building, and a lot of guts to stick it out through the end. As the first person in his family to come out as gay, Elvin learned from this experience to never underestimate the power that comes with being true to who you are. This invaluable lesson has taught Elvin to embrace the diversity of others and become a better advocate of working people from all backgrounds. As a member of the City Council, Elvin will continue to fight for the LGBT community on issues of healthcare, homelessness, fairness, and opportunity.
Worked with the Saint Pats for All and Lavender & Green Alliance, the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, and the Irish Consul General to mediate the final 11th hour inclusion resolution aimed at allowing openly LGBT New Yorkers to march down 5th avenue with pride.
Organized multiple LGBT City Agency Resource Fairs across NYC to bring city government to every corner of the LGBT community.
Worked with transgender activist Geena Rocero, international model, and founder of Gender Proud to host a “Facebook Live” panel discussion with First Lady Chirlane McCray at City Hall to address the economic hardships of the Trans community.
Organized a timely Transgender Economic Empowerment Forum with the NYC Anti-Violence Project and Deutsche Bank —feathering activist and actress Laverne Cox and First Lady Chirlane McCray—to identify and address the economic needs gap of the trans community.